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Food for Health Alliance is a leading voice for food policy change in Australia. We advocate for improved food environments to support the health of all Australians, especially children.

We regularly provide expert media commentary and advice, backed by evidence-based research that helps drive conversations around food policy reform at a state, national and international level.

We provide commentary on key obesity prevention policy issues such as unhealthy food marketing, food labelling, pricing measures and improving baby and toddler foods.

Media contact
Debora McInnes
Senior Media Advisor
P: 03 9514 6435

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3 in 4 Australians support a blanket ban on targeting kids online with unhealthy food marketing: New study

22 Jun 2023
Three in 4 adults support a blanket ban on targeting kids online with unhealthy food and drink marketing. The majority do not believe that unhealthy food and drink companies should be permitted to collect children’s personal information for marketing purposes.

Food for Health Alliance welcomes Federal MP’s bill to tackle children’s exposure to unhealthy food marketing

19 Jun 2023
Food for Health Alliance has welcomed a new Private Member’s Bill that would restrict unhealthy food and drink advertising during set times on TV and radio, and at all times online.

National Obesity Strategy critical as AIHW data reveals burden of inaction

28 Apr 2023
Food for Health Alliance is calling on the Federal Government to fund and implement the National Obesity Strategy to support critical health measures that boost quality of life and reduce rates of premature death and disability for Australians.

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Jane Martin on ABC TV

ABC TV: Jane Martin comments on study linking soft drinks and teen obesity

25 Jul 2023
Jane Martin comments on introducing a sugary drink health levy after Monash University-led research suggests an Australian tax on sugary drinks could prevent more than half a million dental cavities, and increase health equity, over the next decade.

Croakey: How new WHO guidelines can protect children from unhealthy food and drink marketing

5 Jul 2023
New guidelines from the World Health Organization add to pressure on the Australian Government to crackdown on the marketing of unhealthy foods to children,

Herald Sun: Push for junk food marketing ban to protect kids

22 Jun 2023
Aussies overwhelmingly want fast food companies to be prevented from creating games and mobile apps to appeal specifically to children, research has found.

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Who we are

We are a leading policy and advocacy voice working to improve diets and prevent overweight and obesity in Australia.

What we do

We identify, analyse and advocate for evidence-informed policy and regulatory reforms to improve our food environment – how our food is made, labelled, sold and advertised.


Learn more about our latest campaigns to improve Australia’s food environments.